West Ham XI vs Silkeborg and subs hints Moyes plans to break habit of a lifetime and play two up front vs Everton

West Ham XI vs Silkeborg and subs hints Moyes plans to break habit of a lifetime and play two up front vs Everton

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West Ham United manager David Moyes may well be planning to do the unthinkable against Everton in the Premier League on Sunday.

A win against Everton is a must. The East London outfit have unfortunately already been dealt a blow with the news that Mike Dean will be the lead VAR official for the game at Goodison Park.

The Hammers beat Silkeborg 3-2 last night in what was a nervy encounter in Denmark and now all the attention switches to the Everton game this weekend.

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Moyes has done a terrific job since taking over at the London Stadium for the second time way back in December 2019.

On the whole, the West Ham fans love Moyes for the way that he has completely changed the culture and performance levels at the club.

The 59-year-old has certainly made us harder to beat. We were an easy touch in the past and that’s clearly no longer the case.

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However, the one main criticism of the Scot is that he doesn’t adapt to ever changing situations and rolls out the same 11 and tactics, week in week out.

Last night’s team selection and ensuing substitutions may have offered us a hint that all that is about to change for the Everton game though…

Moyes could go bold for Everton vs West Ham clash

We believe that the Scot may have a surprise up his sleeve for the Toffees on Sunday at Goodison Park.

Moyes played Gianluca Scamacca from the start against Silkeborg and left Michail Antonio on the bench.

The Italian scored a beauty of a goal, and Moyes praised him for the strike after the game. He was then taken off on the 60 minute mark.

Interestingly, Moyes chose not to bring Antonio on. Now, we believe that those two decisions means that the West Ham manager could be planning to start both Scamacca AND Antonio on Sunday against Everton.

If he didn’t have that in mind, why would he have brought Scamacca off and not brought Antonio on?

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Especially after the Italian scored such a great goal. If Moyes planned to leave Scamacca out of the starting XI on Sunday, surely he would have just let him play out the match to help build his confidence and get more minutes under his belt.

We would absolutely love to see Moyes start two up front for the Everton vs West Ham clash this weekend.

Having Scamacca and Antonio working together as a two would give the Everton defenders all sorts of problems to worry about.

Moyes could then play three at the back and five across the middle, or opt to start a back four with four midfielders supporting the two up front.

Beating Everton will be absolutely vital for West Ham on Sunday. Starting the Italy and Jamaica internationals will give us the best chance of doing just that,

And we believe that Moyes’s starting XI and substitutions last night suggest that he may well be planning to do just that.

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